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The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2

Project Status: In Design
Project Budget: $75,000,000 
Project Delivery: Construction Manager at Risk

Project Team

Project Manager: Trent Williams
Principal PM: John Posch
Planning Rep.:  Christa Rieck
Programming A/E: Shepley Bulfinch
Design/Construction A/E: Shepley Bulfinch
Contractor/CM: Tellepsen Builders, L.P.


The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building II (HBSB 2) integrates teaching, research, and clinical programs in the second phase of the development of the University of Houston’s biomedical campus.

The nine-story facility provides a new home for the College of Pharmacy and expanded research space for the university-wide Department of Research. These consolidated lab facilities will promote critical workforce training in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sectors and will support translational research and collaboration among pharmacological research groups. They include specialized research and teaching labs, faculty offices, an expanded Health Sciences Library and a mix of teaching spaces. The facility offers direct connections to adjoining Health Sciences buildings on four floors.

The first and second floors consolidate clinical and clinical teaching programs into an innovative care environment. With primary care, physical therapy and behavioral health services this new model of integrated care focuses on whole-family health and wellness, providing amenities such as a community kitchen that promote healthy behaviors.

Conceptual Design

Shepley Bulfinch is the design architect in association with Bailey Architects of Houston. The two firms completed HBSB I, the first phase of the campus, in 2013.